Mini Album RS


I made this mini album last week. It was quick and easy...and I like the results.

How I made it:

I used plastic cards (like from old memberships) to make sturdy font and back covers.

I made my own patterned papers so the mini album was really unique.
I started by making the background of my pages, I used Distress Ink and water; it’s one of my favorite techniques by Tim Holtz. Tap the inkpad directly on the craft sheet, spray some water and place your paper on that puddle to get wonderful results.

I used: spiced marmalade (orange) and broken china (blue) on every page.

I stamped some of the pages with flowers (Heroarts) and some words.

I added some shimmer to some pages: I stamped with Dusty Concord (purple) Distress ink and rub a bit of Perfect Pearls with a brush.

Cut photos to size. Ink borders with black StazOn; I wanted a big contrast with the colorful backgrounds I made.

I adhered 2 pages to make them stronger, and I only needed to work on one side without worrying about the back.

I was very careful to measure the first time I open the holes on one of the plastic cards to use it as a template for trimming and opening holes in place on every page using a Crop-A-Dile.

I cover the 2 plastic cards with my patterned papers, front and back, using glossy accents to make sure the cardstock was going to stick to the plastic, don’t forget to open the holes before gluing the other side.

I like large letters, so I used only the initials of my title, I inked them with some of the broken china Distress ink, using the ink blending tool, added a flower which I also inked a bit, and for the brad in the middle, since it’s made out of cloth I soaked it in broken china Distress ink and water, then added some perfect pearls and dried it with the heat tool. I also added a strip of some leftover patterned paper that I had.

I glued down all my photos. Then I doodled a bit and added journaling, also put some premade chipboard messages. I inked all the borders of every page directly with the ink pad of the Vintage Photo Distress ink.

I hope you liked it, email me or comment on my blog if you have any questions or suggestions.

What I used: regular cream cardstock; 2 plastic cards (old membership); 2 metal book rings; flowers and letters from Melissa Frances; Matte Accents; Distress Inks: broken china, spiced marmalade, vintage photo, dusty concord; black StazOn, Perfect Pearls; K&Company chipboard; black permanent marker.


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